#Global20 – Interview with Mark Ruffo, Chief Development Officer, Landesa

Around the world nearly 2.5 billion people rely on land for their livelihoods yet many do not have the tenure to their land necessary to thrive. Securing land rights for the world’s poorest people is the work of Landesa, who in 2022, received a $20 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

In this interview we hear from Mark Ruffo, who explains why they don’t accept government funding, their capacity building in the Global South and how they are uniquely positioned to help 400 million rural women realise the benefits of strength and land rights by 2027.

Why Hope Street in Hampshire is trailblazing a pioneering residential community for justice involved women

We were greatly inspired by our recent visit to Hope Street in Hampshire, a trailblazing new service that will prevent women from receiving short prison sentences for non-violent crimes that can result in separation from children.

#Global20 – Interview with John Pepin, Chief Executive, Philanthropy Impact

Recent times have seen a massive jump in the amount of data and insights available. Quality research data is providing powerful and indisputable evidence, none more so in the philanthropic sector than that from Philanthropy Impact.

In this interview John delves in to the sometimes-confusing terminology used in philanthropy, HMRC's research on giving trends and what philanthropists really expect from their advisors.

London Southbank University in a more confident place

London Southbank University (LSBU) have been transforming lives, communities, and businesses for over 120 years. As they adapt to a new Group structure and take full advantage of the digital age embracing innovation and sustainability, they approached us to support their ambitions to be fit for the future. LSBU are now in a more confident place after we supported them to think through fundraising strategies and begin to develop fundraising approaches for both student support and academic research.

#Global20 – Interview with Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, Businesswoman and Philanthropist

Over the course of the last 30 years, Dame Stephanie has given away almost £70 million to good causes.

In this interview, Dame Shirley talks about important role of women in philanthropy, Venture Philanthropy, and how she approaches and focuses her giving, investing strategically in projects that will benefit from her time or insight, as well as her money, to maximise positive outcomes.

#Global20 – Interview with Professor Frances Corner OBE, Warden of Goldsmiths

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we are sharing 20 interviews with leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Here Nick Jaffer, President and CEO, Global Philanthropic (Asia Pacific), interviews Professor Frances Corner OBE, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London.

In this interview, Professor Corner talks about the role of education in transforming peoples lives, Goldsmiths' commitment to diversity and community, and its initiative around art for social good.

Why Planning For Endowment Is So Important

On 4th November 2022, Arts Council England (ACE) announced which organisations have gained or lost National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status. NPOs will receive three-year funding support from ACE, starting in April 2023 and decisions were made in line with the government policy of “Levelling Up”. Funding of £446M will be shared by a total of 990 arts and culture organisations; but many organisations heard the unwelcome news that they would be receiving less funding, or none at all.

Building a bigger vision with Burgmann College

The heart of Burgmann College is its egalitarian ethos and deep belief in the value every member brings to its community.

This unique not-for-profit residential college, supporting students of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, holds relationship at its core. Yet, it was hesitant to explore amongst its community the potential for philanthropic support.

#Global20 – Interview with Geoff Holt MBE, DL Yachtsman and Disability Sports Ambassador

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we are sharing 20 interviews with leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Here Ben Morton-Wright, Global Philanthropic Founder and Group CEO, interviews Geoff Holt MBE, DL, Yachtsman and Disability Sports Ambassador.

In this interview, Geoff talks about the challenges facing charities in the disability sector, the importance of brand and how The Wetwheels Foundation has structured its model as well as its strategic long term thinking and development plan.

#Global20 – Interview with Prof David Lalloo, Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

#Global20 - Interview with Prof David Lalloo, Director, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

As part of our 20th birthday celebrations, we are sharing 20 interviews with leaders in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Here Ben Morton-Wright, Global Philanthropic Founder and Group CEO, interviews Professor David Lalloo, Director of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).